PYM0PP-Project Preparation

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Eva Feredoes


Summary module description:

The purpose of this module is to expose students to some of the work necessary in preparation of an empirical project in psychological research.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of a particular topic area of theoretical interest in psychology (and relevant to the MSc for which they are registered).
• Demonstrate an ability to perform a relevant search of the literature.
• Develop a comprehensive written plan for a project, with a clear statement of the research question(s) to be addressed.
• Justify the methods to be used in a study.
• Consider the issues involved in a submission for ethical approval.
• Show evidence of adequate advance planning.
• Present their project in poster form to a group of their peers.

Additional outcomes:
Completion of this module will assist students with their empirical project, which is a major piece of work for the MSc.

Outline content:
There will be taught sessions on Project Planning. Material relevant to this module (e.g., APA guidelines, Ethics, Literature searches, is given in PYM0RT). Other critical input will be given by individual supervisors.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Students will be given appropriate supervision directly by supervisors.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 4 4
Practicals classes and workshops 2
Guided independent study 90
Total hours by term 6.00 94.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 70
Oral assessment and presentation 30

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Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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